Legally Strange – Alleged ‘Artist’ Publicly Defames National Parks

Legally Strange – Alleged ‘Artist’ Publicly Defames National Parks
It’s been little over a month since I’ve done a Legally Strange for the Accurate Court Reporting, Inc. blog, but the wait has definitely been worth it. In the past, we’ve discussed about specific criminals who set their boyfriend on fire, stolen hot dogs from mini marts, and much more. However, for this week’s Legally Strange, ...

Legally Strange – Facebook is Forcing You to Use Your Real Name

Legally Strange – Facebook is Forcing You to Use Your Real Name
There might be a handful of you out there that wish to not disclose your real name on social media sites for security / safety purposes. While that all seems like a fair argument and legitimate for the social media giants out there, you wouldn’t expect a real name enforcing policy? Much to our surprise, ...

Affirmations for Legal Professionals – Because I’m Happy

If there’s one comment I get when instructing about Affirmations to anyone, it’s usually this: “…affirmations are great and all, but they only strengthen me for a short period of time and then I return back to my old self…” It’s a common statement said by many working professionals. I’ve heard many times over and ...

Legally Strange – Boyfriend’s Fire Challenge Goes Awry

Legally Strange – Boyfriend’s Fire Challenge Goes Awry
Do you remember the days in college when you had drinking challenges with your friends? (Raise of hands everyone.) Apparently, challenges are the new hype happening in 2014, going all the way from the ever-popular ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to the dangerous Fire Challenge – a challenge where you light someone on fire! Could these ...

Legally Strange – Goodwill Won’t Accept Your Skulls

Legally Strange - Goodwill Won’t Accept Your Skulls
When Goodwill states on their website that they’ll accept most clothing and household items in acceptable condition, I’m pretty sure they didn’t mean to accept skulls. This past July, a Goodwill store in Bellevue, Washington received 3 skulls, one of them being the remains of an ancient Native American child. Initially, I never covered a ...

Social Media for Law Firms – Where Should I Begin? (Part 1)

Social Media for Law Firms – Where Should I Begin? (Part 1)
I remember back in the early 1990’s when my parents used to throw me birthday parties. In preparation to each party, my mom would send out over 50-60 RSVP letters to my family or friends. I can also remember the endless nights where my mom would be on the phone, talking to her friends or ...

Obscure Law of the Month – Is It Illegal to Mispronounce Arkansas?

There’s been a bit of an urban legend in Arkansas, that if you mispronounce the state name incorrectly, it would be considered illegal. To debunk this urban myth, Title 1, Chapter 4, Section 105 of the Arkansas State Code specifically states:   1-4-105.Pronunciation of state name. Whereas, confusion of practice has arisen in the pronunciation ...

Social Media for Law Firms – A New, Yet Semi-Short Introduction

In the past few months, I’ve been discussing the broad spectrum of how some social media sites can benefit your law firm. But what I realized in error is that I would eventually start running out of social media sites to discuss. (It’s one of the bad, yet truthful excuses to explain why there haven’t ...

Legally Strange – Impersonating a TSA Agent is Not Illegal

Legally Strange – Impersonating a TSA Agent is Not Illegal
If you want to flip out and rant about how some district attorneys do their job, this would be the time. Last month, when Eric Slighton impersonated a TSA agent at San Francisco International Airport (SFO); he was only arrested on charges of public drunkenness (by California law, it’s only a misdemeanor). Initially, and to ...

Affirmations for Legal Professionals – Insight from Positive Promotions

As a Marketing Director here at Accurate Court Reporting, Inc. I receive a ton of catalogs and promotional samplers from various companies around the United States. Yesterday, however, I received a really interesting calendar sampler from a company called: “Positive Promotions”. I’ve heard of Positive Promotions before, but when they sent me the calendar, I ...